Stay up to date with notifications from The Independent

Notifications can be managed in browser preferences.

Independent TV

Showing now | News

Zelensky accuses Russia of genocide after maternity hospital bombing in Mariupol

01:15

Zelensky accuses Russia of genocide after maternity hospital bombing in Mariupol

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of war crimes on Wednesday after a Russian airstrike hit a maternity hospital in the besieged port city of Mariupol, allegedly wounding 17 people.

“An aerial bomb on a maternity hospital is the conclusive evidence that what is happening is a genocide of Ukrainians,” he added.

Zelensky went on to call for Europeans to strengthen sanctions against Russia to force it to the negotiating table.

To sign our Refugees Welcome campaign petition click here and if you are able to donate then please click here

Click here to sign up to our free newsletters

Up next